JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Officers in Jamestown are investigating after an Underground Railroad statue was taken from a local park.
According to Jamestown police, a 500 to 600 pound copper statue titled "Underground Railroad Tableau," was taken from Dow Park at some point between Thursday and Monday.
Police say the statue is worth over $2,000 and was just installed on Thursday by Jamestown Parks Department employees. It was discovered missing Monday morning by a parks department employee.
In an update Tuesday police said information has been received that the statue was observed in the bed of an older model pickup truck that had a "wooden" tailgate. According to police the tailgate was "like a 2 x 10 piece of wood." The truck was seen Saturday between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. driving on Washington Street toward Fluvanna Avenue from the area of W. 6th Street and Washington Street.
Police are checking area video and ask anyone with information to call 716-483-7537 or 716 483-8477.